Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Testing drills for Mars and doomsday film condemned

Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:
g Message - How did the SETI program come to be? For a timeline of the program’s history, see article.
g Cosmicus - NASA’s IceBite team will spend six weeks studying a place on Earth that resembles the Phoenix landing site on Mars. The place: a mile above sea level in Antarctica’s McMurdo Dry Valleys. The ultimate goal: to test ice-penetrating drills for a future mission to the Martian polar north. See article.
g Learning - A NASA scientist has condemned the doomsday film "2012" and launched a web site, "Ask an Astrobiologist," to quell the fears it is raising. See article.
g Aftermath - The Catholic church is comfortable with the idea of aliens. Good news for those who believe in compassion for extra-terrestrials. See article.

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